By Lindsey Davis
In first century A.D. Rome, in the course of the reign of Vespasian, Marcus Didius Falco works as a personal “informer,” frequently for the emperor, ferreting out hidden truths and bringing villains to floor. yet even informers take holidays with their better halves, so in A.D. seventy seven, Falco and his spouse, Helena Justina, with others in tow, commute to Alexandria, Egypt. yet they aren’t there lengthy prior to Falco reveals himself in the middle of nefarious doings—when the Librarian of the nice library is located useless, below suspicious conditions.
Falco fast reveals himself at the path of dodgy doings, malfeasance, lethal expert competition, extra our bodies and the bottom of the low—book thieves! because the our bodies pile up, it’s as much as Falco to untangle this terrible mess and restoration order to a disordered universe.
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Alexandria (Marcus Didius Falco Mysteries) by Lindsey Davis